1873 Inter-State Industrial Exposition of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

The disastrous fire of 1871 nearly brought the city of Chicago to it's knees, but leading businessmen fought back. The "New Chicago" would highlight its recovery and economic importance with the construction of the Inter-State Exposition Building that housed annual expositions from 1873 to 1890. The building was modeled after the Crystal Palaces of London and New York. One so-called dollar was struck for this exposition. The details are cataloged in my 2023 book So-Called Dollars Volume I: United States Expositions. Click on the “View All” link below to see it.

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So-Called Dollars Category SH 1-11:

Inter-State Industrial Exposition Official Medal

1873 · SH 1-11 WM · White Metal

The Inter-State Exposition Building, modeled after the London and New York Crystal Palaces adorns the…

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